Main text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Elementary Reading/Literacy Instruction. This is a practical “how to do” book that represents a synthesis of many points of view on how to assess the reading needs of children and to address them with highly effective teacher-tested strategies. Organized around stages of development rather than randomly arranged topics.
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About the Book
Unlike other texts that are organized topically, this text addresses such specific topics like word identification and comprehension within the larger framework of literacy development just in time for the new emphasis placed on assessing students based on their developmental stage as dictated by local, state and national standards. Long awaited, this is a practical how to do book that represents a synthesis of many points of view on how to assess the reading needs of children and to address them with highly effective teacher-tested strategies.
What Reviewers Are Saying
The chapters are well written and very organized giving the college students a good sense of the different stages of reading a child goes through as they are growing up. They introduce the students to the new vocabulary (and) are easy to read but thoroughly explain the concepts and reading strategies. The textbook is well written and organized. I find the graphic overview to be very helpful to me as well as the college students. The case studies are excellent. This is what the college students need.
Baldwin Wallace College
I really like how the case studies follow three students throughout the reading stages. These provide students with the chance to gain insight into students at different ability levels in the same developmental stage.
Illinois State University
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Meet the Authors
Michael O'Donnell is a professor of education and director of the University Summer Reading and Writing Workshop wherehe has taught at all grade levels and conducts research with young children, middle and high school students. He has also worked in the area of adult basic literary and has served as a consultant to many schools and government agencies including the US Department of Education. O'Donnell has published several textbooks.
Margo Wood is Associate Provost/Dean of Graduate Studies and professor of Literacy Education at the University of Southern Maine. She is author of two textbooks for teachers. A former classroom teacher and literacy specialist, her research interests include early literacy development and teacher research.
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Book Description Pearson, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205332935
Book Description Pearson, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0205332935
Book Description Pearson, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0205332935